Last night I heard about Japan's 8.9 earthquake and scanned the Internet to find it didn't seem that serious. The media reported that buildings had been shaking and it seemed the quake was too deep within the earth to have much of an impact. I always read about large earthquakes happening in Indonesia that have little to no impact because they're so far below the surface of the earth. So when I woke-up to hear of all the catastrophe I was a bit shocked to learn they're expecting a tsunami to hit San Francisco's beaches this morning.
A BART transportation person said, "We've never had a tsunami warning this big. We are being overly cautious." -SFGate.com
I'm going to head out with my video camera to any allowed areas overlooking the tsunami area if I can. I'd love to get footage of the waves. I'll post them here later today if I manage to get any footage. It's just not every day the largest earthquake in recent history causes a tsunami to come to San Francisco so I'm taking the day off. It's times like these I just love having no boss.
For live updates on the tsunami visit here.
Tsunami Closes Local Beaches, Great Highway - SFGate.com